Ale Mary's Beer Hall

4.4
231 reviews
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$30 and under
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Beer Garden
Warm alehouse with patio offering craft beer from a long list, plus an elevated tavern menu. Men's Journal Voted the Beer Cheese Burger Top 25 in America. Please note, patio seats are not reservable but will we will do our best to accommodate your request.
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Detroit
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The fried chicken was very hard on the outside as if it was cooked in oil that was to hot. Looked almost black. It must of been finished off in the oven because the chicken it's self was moist.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Overall goods experience and atmosphere although they have some chairs with no backs... bad for people with back problems

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

It was fun food was decent but the reservation part was the best glad I found this app will use it frequently

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MM
Detroit
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Love the vegan options. Staff is amazing. But I don’t love communal tables.

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L
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love that they have so many vegan options! And I love that you have a black bean burger in addition to Impossible/Beyond because those are almost too much like meat for me to enjoy. Please don't get rid of the black bean burger option!

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C
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. We love the vegan menu and the gluten free options. Incredible beer list!

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OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made a reservation in the morning for a big group of work friends. They had our table reserved and had a server ready to help as people came rolling in. It was a great experience. They were accommodating and did not pressure us to leave in a hurry. We all had a wonderful time!

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TM
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

We ordered the mac and cheese hamburger. The mac and cheese was tasteless and cold, to be honest. The burger was definitely one of my biggest pet peeves - a frozen patty - the meat was tasteless and boring. Bun was nice, toppings were ok, but next to the meat -- frustrating. We also ordered the scotch egg and the kitchen never got it sent out to us. My friend ordered the poutine for the table as an appetizer and everyone had picked at it but we were all sadly disappointed. Way too salty and what seemed like a powdered packaged brown gravy on top. I cook way better than this. The cocktails, also, were watery and not very good. ,The saving grace was the service, which was wonderful. The server's name was Parker, I think. He was very, very nice and very attentive. He made it better than it would have been otherwise.

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M
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

Food wasn’t anything special. Mostly typical greasy bar food. Service was awesome and the place was packed! Good people watching, looked like everyone was having a great time. I wish I could remember our server’s name, she was superb. I’d definitely go back for drinks!

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Would not recommend for brunch

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B
Detroit
43 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent server. Did a great job!

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EF
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

It's really nice that they have so many vegan options and their food is unique, but the amount of food you got for the amount of money or spending is not enough. It's too expensive so we rarely go anymore. It's also such a small restaurant for how busy they always are, even when we make a reservation we have to squish past people to get to the table.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Had a reservation and still had to wait 45 mins to be seated. They never apologized for the wait. I have been here several times now, since they are constantly adding to their vegan menu, and I keep hoping my bad experiences are a fluke. The staff always seems unfriendly, the restaurant is horribly loud, the vegan cocktails & food are just okay, and it’s wildly overpriced. I do not think I’ll ever come back again.

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S
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Charcuterie board is decent, beer list is always good!! Surprised at how yummy the buffalo cauliflower app is!! YUM!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

As always the beer selection was amazing and the food was perfect.

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WP
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food- The Impossible Burger was perfectly cooked!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love the place!

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M
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

This was the loudest, slowest service restaurant I’ve ever been to. I could not even hear myself think.

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DM
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Full vegan menu and regular available.

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MB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I visited because of the new vegan menu and it was amazing. They have a standard menu as well so don't worry if you aren't vegan.

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LN
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The new menu ended up being a much higher cost than visits in the past--3 salads and a fish-n-chips, 2 appetizers and a couple of beers was a $130 dinner, which is absolutely insane.
On top of that, the beer list was really disappointing--no ambers, browns, few wheats. Lots of weird flavored beers that should be the minority on a diverse list.

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A
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I’ve been going to AM because I can get a plant based meal although it’s not super healthy and eat with non plant based folks. However, the last three times I’ve been there the place has been filthy. Then service is great the people there are nice but I dare you to check the touch screens by the restrooms. So gross. The women’s restroom is dirty. I went back days later - same. I also noticed when I came in for brunch it smelled like the tables were cleaned with dirty rags. I know, why ever come back? Cause if I go out it’s one of the only places that service plant based options. So please clean. Thanks.

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RC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat right away with reservation and great service and food!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is excellent but we chose around 5-6 different beers in a row off of the menu and they were out of every one we chose. Must have just been our luck.

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SD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything is awesome , your visit will not be disappointing. Only wish it was a little bigger and the seating is a close . But the service is amazing so it makes up for the close quarters. I would highly recommend making a reservation.

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D
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great vegan/vegetarian menu. Great service and drinks were amazing. Not ideal for taking kids.

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AN
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great customer service! There was a mistake of table order after we waited 45 minutes past our reservation time to get seated and the manager made sure we were compensated well. Great to see restaurants take care of their customers!

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NG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The cocktails and beer list are outstanding at this high-energy restaurant. I've been there once for brunch (such a great menu) and once for dinner, and it's been packed both times. I will say that the vegan dinner menu is pretty standard, but the mere fact that it exists is so great. If you're looking for a quiet evening out, this is not the place for you, but if you want an extensive drinks menu, more vegan options than possibly every other restaurant in Royal Oak put together, and fun ambiance (especially around the holidays), definitely check out Ale Mary's!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I made a reservation and due to unforeseen circumstances arrived 30 min late. My wife and I were told that the restaurant was full and that nothing could be done. At no point in any email from Open Table was I instructed that I could call to amend the reservation. Also I was traveling from Canada to the US and traffic was gridlocked was in the Tunnel. Yes I left with plenty of time to spare but the traffic was a bit much. There is no reception or data available and could not call to change the reservation. I could not change the reservation once I was out of the tunnel and driving either. Not going to play with my phone and drive. Ale Mary’s was not understanding to say the least. It was my wife’s birthday and she is vegan so there was nowhere else to eat that was satisfactory and make our movie time. I will never visit Ale Mary’s again. Yes I was late but room at the bar could have been made. I saw some space. It shouldn’t have to be my job to tell the employees where to seat us or where there is room. The hostess said she’d check with her manager and then came back and said the manager had left and nothing could be done. So let me get this straight. If a manager was available they could have helped but no manager means no help. Ok got it. Will never plan to eat at Ale Mary’s and I’ll be sure to spread the word. Completely ruined our night and wife’s birthday.

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MB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

They allowed us to make a reservation for 7:30PM when we arrived, they sat us then told us the kitchen closed at 7:30. The waitress was rude and when we asked why they allowed us to make a reservation at the time they were going to close. She said ‘look we are closing so...’ we left. I could not believe how unexpectedly we were treated with no respect

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MK
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, and amazing for vegans!

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AM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Christmas pop up!

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SL
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So cozy inside and very festive for the holidays. The lobster roll was amazing and the cocktails and beer selection was great.

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H
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vegan food, drinks and great service every time

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p
Detroit
29 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had our company Christmas luncheon here, and really enjoyed it. This was the first time for each of us to visit Ale Mary's, and it won't be the last. The service, food, and beverages were all great. The fried McClure's pickles were a tasty tangy starter, and from the burgers, lobster roll, to the fish and chips all were greatly enjoyed. The only downside was where we were seated. With it being so cold out and the door being held open by entering guests, our table near the front was a chilly setting.

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TN
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food with plenty of vegan options that are just as delicious as their meat counterparts.

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KA
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Amy is a great server, very personable! Highly recommend Ale Mary’s.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Jingle job

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OT
Detroit
81 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

Server was nice but slow. So were the cooks. A little pricey for what you got.

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JZ
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great vegan options, friendly and knowledgeable staff, casual environment. Will definitely be back soon!

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